Recent Collaborators


ASU/CSE Awards

Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2014
Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012

Best Teacher Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2013
Best Teacher Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2013

Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012
Top 5% Faculty Award, Fulton Schools of Engineering, 2012

Distinguished Service'09
Distinguished Service in Computer Science and Engineering Award, 2009

Researcher of the Year'08
Researcher of the Year Award,2008

Service Faculty'07
Service Faculty of the Year Award, 2007

A Framework for Real-time Context Monitoring in Sensor-rich Personal Mobile Environments

Our work develops enabling technologies for the emerging field of situation-aware, ambient decision making, which integrates sensing, data analysis, and response mechanisms into immediate surroundings. This involves introduction of the novel concept of “mining-workflows” and implementation of a mining middleware which can support execution of multiple, complex-event mining-workflows. Data (whether captured in real-time through sensory measurements or processed, materialized, and stored for later use) is many times only statistically accurate. Thus, the middleware will provide mechanisms to efficiently deal with uncertain data or fuzzy fit between data sources and mining demands. Efficiently executing mining-workflows requires management of the inherent redundancy (i.e., the alternative ways of achieving a given mining goal) and imprecision of the data, observations, and processing units.

The expected results of this work includes (a) description of sensing services consisting of adaptable or self-adaptive sensing, processing, and communicating components; (b) modular integration of workflow components and their run-time adaptation for providing end-to-end mining service guarantees; and (c) run-time evolution of mining-workflows based on varying system and application requirements.

Related grant:
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) via Korea Research Foundation; A Framework for Real-time Context Monitoring in Sensor-rich Personal Mobile Environments. 2009-2011

Short bio


K. Selcuk Candan is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Science Engineering at the Arizona State University and is leading the EmitLab research group. He joined the department in August 1997, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland at College Park.


Prof. Candan's primary research interest is in the area of management of non-traditional, heterogeneous, and imprecise (such as multimedia, web, and scientific) data.  His various research projects in this domain are funded by diverse sources, including the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, Mellon Foundation, and DES/RSA (Rehabilitation Services Administration). He has published over 140 articles and many book chapters. He has also authored 9 patents. Recently, he co-authored a book titled "Data Management for Multimedia Retrieval" for the Cambridge University Press and co-edited "New Frontiers in Information and Software as Services: Service and Application Design Challenges in the Cloud" for Springer.


Prof. Candan served an editorial board member of one of the most respected database journals, the Very Large Databases (VLDB) journal. He is currently an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia and the Journal of Multimedia. He has served in the organization and program committees of various conferences. In 2006, he served as an organization committee member for SIGMOD'06, the flagship database conference of the ACM and one of the best conferences in the area of management of data. In 2008, he served as a PC Chair for another leading, flagship conference of the ACM, this time focusing on multimedia research (MM'08). More recently, he served as a program committee group leader for ACM SIGMOD’10. He also served in the review board of the Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment (PVLDB). In 2011, he served in the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMM.


In 2010, he was a program co-chair for ACM CIVR'10 conference and a program group leader for ACM SIGMOD'10. In 2011, he is serving as a general co-chair for the ACM MM'11 conference. In 2012, he served as a general co-chair for ACM SIGMOD'12. In 2015, he will serve as a general co-chair for IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E'15).


He is a member of the Executive Committee of ACM SIGMOD and an ACM Distinguished Scientist.


For his curriculum vitae, please click here.